Europe Progress – On Crash Barriers

The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) reports that in November 2009 progress has been made in the European standard for motorcyclists protective guardrails EN 1317-8. A new draft standard for protective road restraint systems has been approved by Technical Group 1 of CEN (European Committee for Normalisation). The proposal is now on its way […]

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Merry Christmas

Right To Ride got in the Christmas spirit today. The company “side” car transported Santa to visit 470 excited children – and – the equally excited staff of Elmgrove Primary School in Belfast! Although wrapped up warm, Santa’s (not so) little helper chauffeured Santa, with his nose glowing as red and bright as Rudolf’s, shiny […]

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Safety Initiatives Win Royal Recognition

The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has announced the winner of its special award that recognises road safety initiatives, in the field of motorcycling. ‘Grip Top’ has been selected as the winner of the Motor Cycle Industry Sponsored award . The creators of ‘Grip Top’ have developed a new service cover that offers levels of […]

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EU Brands Motorcycles As Dangerous

On the 2nd December the European Commission hosted a conference on the results of the public consultation preceding the drafting of the European Road Safety Action Programme 2011-2020. Most worrying is that they state in the context of failed solutions to reduce casualties, “Discouraging or restricting the use of PTWs may be more acceptable.” and […]

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Ancestors MCC Toy Run – Ulster Hospital

Right To Ride headed out to the Ancestors MCC Annual Christmas Toy Run supporting the Children’s Ward at the Ulster Hospital. The run started in Ballygowan then out to Sprucefield stopping off at Custom House Square Belfast, where the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Naomi Long greeted the run, somewhere in the throng of bikes and […]

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Father Of Motorcycle Research Passes On

Right To Right has heard of the death of Harry Hurt, 81, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. One of the world’s foremost authorities on motorcycle crashes and their causes. Harry Hurt died on November 29th at a hospital in Pomona, California, he had a heart attack after back surgery. The obituary by Susan […]

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Safety Ratings From SHARP

New safety ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today (26/11/2009) by Road Safety Minister Paul Clark. An extra 25 motorcycle helmets have been rated by SHARP – the Department for Transport’s Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme – taking the total number of ratings published to 175. Paul Clark said: “If all riders wore the […]

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Lack of Coordinated Safety – Rant

Interactive and Videos – Lack of Coordinated Safety View videos and interactive websites from GB and Australia including probably the best motorcycle safety video made, GB’s “The Perfect Day”. But where are specific training and safety messages for Northern Ireland riders? There was a limited TV advert running up to and after the North West […]

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Adelaide Motorcycle Festival 2010

All Routes Lead To The King’s Hall – Belfast For Ireland’s Biggest Motorcycle Festival In 2010. Welcome to our press launch for the 2010 Motorcycle Festival which will run for three days Friday 12 to Sunday 14 February under the title of “The Adelaide Motorcycle Festival” at the King’s Hall, Belfast. This promises to be […]

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Global Motorcycling – Global Safety

The First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety – Time for Action – took place in Moscow, on the 19th – 20th November supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility and the FIA Foundation. Welcoming participants to the conference the Interior Minister of Russian Federation, General of the […]

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No To The Bike Parking Tax

Right to Ride is backing the “No To The Bike Parking Tax” campaign. The campaign is a non-political action group representing motorcyclists and scooterists who object to illegitimate introduction of parking levies by Westminster City Council and any other authorities. As the “No To The Bike Parking Tax” campaign says: “We must consider the far-wider […]

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